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I finished the GI testing required for the lung transplant evaluation and all in all, everything is pretty good. The testing wasn't pleasant and there were some issues but this is what I found out: The Hydrogen Breath test showed I have Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and I am now on an antibiotic for it. It should bring down bloating and reduce gas. Apparently this is common with autoimmune diseases. The 24 Hour PH Test With Manometry was VERY unpleasant. It showed I have considerable reflux even though I am asymptomatic. Due to medication to control it, my reflux is not ac
Hello All So I am having my first gastroscopy :emoticon-dont-know: and second colonoscopy this month and have to stop omeprazole 10 days before. What am I supposed to do about my reflux during that time? I have stopped taking hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) as of now, off my own back, because I am sure it makes my reflux worse/causes stomach pain and I can't afford that if I can't take omeprazole. Any suggestions as to what to do instead as I know oodles of you have had both procedures! Any suggestions as to what I can do, if anything, to make both procedures more bearable? :emoti